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. >> i'm @jimacostacnn. >> that's it for us. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, one day after the carnival "triumph" reaches dry land we're learning more about the fire that stranded more than 4,000 people at sea for five days. what caused it? could it have been prevented? >>> plus, a congressman caught tweeting to a 24-year-old bikini model during the state of the union address. who is she? we have the congressman's confession. >>> 1,000 people injured when a meteor entered the earth's atmosphere. absolutely shocking story and we have the video tonight. let's go "outfront." good friday evening. i'm erin burnett "outfront" investigating the cruise ship nightmare. what caused the crippling fire that left more than 4,200 people stranded at sea for five days and could it have been prevented? carnival "triumph" was towed to a ship yard in mobile, alabama. i looked at that ship as it was starting to be towed to that final dock. all of the passengers were unloaded earlier in the morning. now investigators are trying to find out how the engine room fire started a
of this storm even brought lightning and thunder, can you hear it? [ thunder ] cnn's erin mcpike is in wichita. how much snow do you have and how much is coming? and karen mcginnis in the weather center. what do you see, erin? >> reporter: well, you know, right now we think we have about 8 inches. i'll show you here, we have a ruler. so, yep, that's looking like about 8 inches. but the snow stopped a couple hours ago, so now we have the effects of it, which if you want to look over here, we still got somebody digging out his car, and we're going to try -- you can see that snowplows have come by. we basically made a median out of the snow, there's big heaps of snow. so it has piled up one but the effects we have to tell you about, there are power outages in the southwestern part of the state. people need to be aware. no fatales. everybody should stay off the road. all major universities, school districts and the government is closed. basically the business of kansas has shut down today, the governor sam brownback declared a state of emergency. we think snow might be over, we might get more toni
can't get to her. it's a mess everywhere, so highway 49 is actually blocked right now. >> erin mcpike is in wichita, kansas and meteorologist jennifer delgado is at the cnn weather center. we start with you erin, it stopped snowing for a little while at least right? >> reporter: it looks like it has stopped, yes, however, the governor of kansas, sam brownback did declare a state of emergency here because we have seen a lot of snow pile up in the last four hours or so. we've got somewhere between 6 to 8 inches. if you can check out over here a little bit, obviously you can't see the road but also we've seen snowplows go by all morning long eight to ten times making a median, big eepz of snow theheae middle, a huge mess. carol one of the interesting things about this snowstorm is that it's thunder snow, we have some video from earlier this morning of lightning and thunder with that snow. we'll play that here for a second. i guess you can see it. and because of this snow, so much of the state is shut down today, most of the universities are closed, lots of public schools, the governm
the midwest, i know. >> everyone takes it very seriously and stays safe there. thanks, erin. >> right now it looks like a winter wonderland. >> the storm is stretching from the dakotas to houston, texas. while it dumps snow in the north, it will pour heavy rain over new orleans and montgomery, alabama. and it could kick up tornadoes along the gulf coast as well. let's get right to jennifer delgado. she's in the weather senter in atlanta monitoring all of this for us. good morning. >> good morning, guys. you can see on the radar we have a lot of action out there. we have thunderstorms out there. you can see the lightning. line of storms developing through parts of texas as well as snow. we saw the live shot. the snow coming down even more on the way as well as that wintry mix affecting areas along interstate 44. so let's break this down for you. what can we expect today? a big mess out there if you're going to be traveling. as we go throughout the morning now, what you're going to see is the snow intensifying. as we move to the north through areas like celina, we're seeing the snow really
there, south of kansas city, into spring hill, kansas, our erin mcpike is there. erin, you're going to get somewhere between 12 and 16 inches of snow before it's done. >> reporter: a number of roads are already closed, chad. but the snowstorm is actually a mixed blessing to the region's big business, agriculture. the second major winter storm in under a week slams the great plains tonight. but farmers here aren't complaining. >> the drought over the last two years has put our farm in survival mode. you get the feeling that, you know, it can rain or snow again. it does happen. so i get the feeling we are going in the right direction. >> reporter: this is the third straight year the nation's bread basket is suffering from extreme drought. crop production and the region's economy are down dramatically because of it. with $3 billion of losses here in kansas in 2012. another problem, drinking water. here at hillsdale lake, a major source of drinking water for kansas city and surrounding areas, the water level is 3 1/2 feet lower than average. >> we're hoping that the snowstorm that we ha
's erin burnett is going "outfront" tonight on a gruesome discovery. the body of a missing woman found inside a los angeles hotel water tank. erin joins me now live with a preview. what a crazy story, erin. >> and what's even crazier is how they found out about this. people who were staying at this hotel started complaining of low water pressure and funny tasting water. frightening. and when they went up to investigate the reason why, they found a body. we're going to tell you about this story and exactly how this could have happened. and also, what the link is between that body and the water that people were drinking in the hotel room and who the person was. we also have exclusive and new photos of reeva steenkamp, of course, the girlfriend of oscar pistorius, who was killed. these are some pretty amazing pictures of a man who had worked with her several times on photo shoots and they're pretty -- they're pretty beautiful. and in tonight's essay, we talk about the post office's new fashion foray with a yeah, pretty strong opinion on that one. see you guys at the top of the hour. >> as
for us. >> it's pretty hard to top that, i'll tell you that much. but we're going to do it. cnn's erin burnett is going "outfront" tonight on the future of the catholic church after pope benedict's historic resignation. erin, it was great watching you this morning, covering it live as the helicopter was leaving and heading over to the retreat. >> it was amazing watching that helicopter. as we said, you couldn't get a better advertisement for the glory of rome than that ride that the pope took today. history was made today, and we're going to tackle the taboo issue in the church, and we're talking about sex and celibacy. tonight we've got a nun who left the church because she fell in love, a priest who left the church because he fell in love, and a priest who is staying in the church and who believes in celibacy. and the mysterious death of an american work for a secretive and prestigious government firm. >> we'll be there, top of the hour, erin. >>> and when we come back, we're just now getting results of our very own test of anheuser-busch's beer. is it watered down? it's a question w
starts now. >>> erin, thanks. tonight only on 360, why if the disease will not kill you the medical bills might. even if you have insurance. we'll take you inside one patient's bill and show you what the health care industry does not want you to see lean line by line, charge by inflated charge down by the paper cup. that's $12, by the way. sound like nickel and diming? it could cost you tens of thousands of dollars. also, jesse jackson jr.'s road from congress to the courthouse. the possibility of a long stretch in prison. the campaign cash with the former democratic congressman took and what was bought with it boggles the mind. we'll tell you about that shortly. we begin, though, with a major development in the killing that has captivated and confounded millions of people around the world. it's captivated them because the shooting death of a glamorous model allegedly at the hands of perhaps the bravest olympic athlete many modern memory could not be more stirring or tragic in and of itself. it's confounding because each day brings more news that does not seem to establish in any clear di
chromium the same chemical at the heart of erin brockovich. >> yes, the water is poisonous. >> my family had five members and four of us had cancer. >> in a letter fibrotech says it didn't cause the contamination but is cleaning up. shirley wants to know why the company is using a permit that expired 16 years ago. it says it's working to renew the permit. >> how would you assess the permitting and enforcement happening right now? what kind of letter grade? >> that's a great question. i don't have a letter grade. >> the day after our interview, director rafael sent out this internal memo telling staff 22 of the state's 118 license facilities are working with outdated permits and writes the agency must review the permitting program. when it comes to the transportation of hazardous waste, sources say record keeping is so bad, regulators don't really know which toxic substances are going where. we analyzed the last 13 years of dtsc reports and found 44% of the entries listed blank or unknown when it came to what type of toxic waste was being transported. >> who's looking to see if you've got
decision? take our poll and hey, try not to do it during work hours. "anderson cooper" starts now. >>> erin, thanks very much. good evening, everyone. we begin with breaking dmus and a warning for tens of millions of americans. three simple words that could save your life. do not travel. that's because if you do, you could get stuck in images like that. if you do, rescuers could get stuck trying to reach you. that warning, by the way, do not travel, comes straight from the national weather service. texas, oklahoma, kansas, all getting hammered by a storm even more punishing than the one last week. we're talking about more snow in some places that people have seen in the last 42 years. in one part of oklahoma, drivers are stranded with snow piling up to 6 feet high in some places. details now on the drivers and the storm they're stuck in from chad myers. >> if your left too late to get home from work or from wherever you're coming from, school, whatever, you very well may have had a very hard time getting home because the snow totals were coming down so fast. amarillo, in 24 hours, picked up
. some four years later, ex-governor sanford's running for congress. erin pike with us from washington. does mark sanford believe south carolinians are ready to forgive him? >> reporter: he acknowledges he made a serious mistake but is using the commercial to turn the pa page by asking voters for a second chance. he's reminding them he's known for being fiscally conservative. he's trying to shift the focus of the race to that record. his consultant told cnn because he's such a fighter, he's going to work to get either vote he can. because sanford is the most well-known candidate in the race, his campaign says anything sanford does will suck up all the oxygen in that race. his political team expects that voters will either vote for sanford or against him but not in favor of anyone else. sanford is running well ahead of them and almost certainly will make the runoff that's two weeks later. >> well, nice to see what happened to sanford has not undermined the ego of his political team. but he is going to be running against somebody who is more high-profile and that is the sister of comedia
. >>> erin burnett is going "outfront" tonight on the boy scouts decision to put off a vote on its gay membership ban. she has a preview of what's going on. >> you know, we've been looking at is the incredibly tight and long standing relationship between mormons and the boy scouts. a very power group and today, the boy scouts was supposed to vote on whether gays would be allowed in the boy scouts and then today, they said we're not going to work for a few months. we're getting to the bottom of why, what role mormon faith may have had in that. we have looked into it and one of the biggest scout troops in the country, salt lake, 95% mormon said they are against gays being part oof the boy skoit scouts and we're going to have details on the rescue in alabama. new details that are stunning and amazing and it's a great day to talk about it because of the little boy having his sixth birthday. >> we wish him a happy, happy birthday. thank you. >> so, the folks who make the famous board game monopoly. they just announced something that is a game changer. that sounds like an assignment for our
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